American Shero, by Courtney Long, is a black, Brooklyn, female coming of age story, set in the ever-changing drama of modern love and romance.
Brooklyn, NY, USA (October 21, 2015) — Courtney Long’s American Shero is satirical next wave feminism, politically incorrect, and an honest look at the current state of young love in America.
When it comes to relationships, there exist four states: you’re either trying to get in one, out of one, maintain one, or get over one. Brooklynite, Zay Shero Harrison is stuck in the state of trying to get over one. Her three girlfriends hold down the other three.
AMERICAN SHERO is a satirical, next wave feminism, humor, politically incorrect, and an honest look at the current state of young love in America. SHERO is the face of what it looks like, feels like, and acts like, as well as the heroic stance one assumes when daring to undertake, or even avoid such relations.
Highly imaginative, with ingenious “How To” self-help manuals built into its narrative, AMERICAN SHERO is one very fresh, original, edgy, cinematic, spiritual, and definitely unprecedented body of work.
Semi-autobiographical, AMERICAN SHERO is author, Courtney Long’s first novel. His earlier work, Love Awaits was published by Bantam Books. Also a playwright in residence at La Garra Theatre in Silver Spring, MD, under the non de plume, Bless ji Jaja, he has directed and worked with such talents as Oscar nominated, Taraji P. Henson, Emmy recipient, Shemar Moore, and Grammy recipient, Erykah Badu. His produced works on various stages from New York to California includes the plays, Birth, M, Barberdashers, The Window King, and Uncle Tom vs. Uncle Sam. The latter, come 2016, co-produced by Anthony Anderson of ABC’s primetime hit comedy, black’ish. Courtney is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts and lives in Brooklyn, New York where he is a teaching artist at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza’s Youth Arts Academy.
Genre – Edgy, Loving, Friendship, Heroic, Commitment, Feminist, Sarcastic, Humorous, Political, Spiritual
The ebook version of American Shero ISBN 9781622879090, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 358 page print book version, ISBN 9781622879083, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.